Spring, 2022, Emeritus Beginner Jewelry Class

Class Title: ART E80, Section 9729
Class Time: Thursdays, 2pm-4:15pm

Click on tools & materials listed below to go to corresponding purchasing pages.

Click here for downloadable semester project list.

Week 1, 2/17/22, Memory Wire Project #2: 3-Coil Memory Wire Bracelet

Memory Wire Bracelet
Click here for Memory Wire bracelet handout.

Link to recording of Memory Wire & Stretchy Bracelet Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
3 ½ coils bracelet-size memory wire
About 21" of asst. beads
Notes about beads: Don’t use long, tubular or oval beads because they won’t go around the curve of the wire. Also, avoid too many heavy beads.
Tools Needed:
Memory wire cutter
Round-nose pliers
Important: Do not use your regular cutters on Memory Wire!

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Stretch Magic Projects #1 & #367, Single-Strand Stretch Magic Bracelet with 4 Different Endings

Stretch Magic Bracelet

Click here for Single Strand Stretch Magic Bracelet handout.

Materials Needed:
14” of .7mm. Stretch Magic elastic cord
7-8" of asst. beads
G-S Hypo Cement
4mm. crimp cover
Hanging bail
Charm
Large-hole bead
Small, heavy jump ring (Susan’s #14)
Bead caps (optional)
Tools Needed:
Bead Stopper Clip
2 Pairs of Chain-nose pliers
Scissors
Ruler

Week 2, 2/24/22, Nylon-Covered Wire Project #3: Single-Strand, Nylon-Covered Wire Necklace w/Crimp Beads OR Face Mask Holder

Click here for Nylon-Covered Wire Necklace handout.

Click here for Nylon-Covered Wire Zoom class recording.

Materials Needed:
.018” Beadalon nylon-covered wire (length of necklace, plus 12 extra inches)
Asst. beads, including 8 small beads w/lg. holes, for the ends of the necklace
(2) 2mm.x 2mm. crimp beads
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Medium (a.k.a. Standard) Crimping pliers
Wire flush cutters
Bead Stopper Clip
2 pairs Chain-nose pliers (if using jump rings)
Bead design board
Round-nose pliers

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NCW Project #30: Eyeglass Holders or Face Mask Holder

  Mask holder
Click here for Eyeglass Holders handout.

Materials Needed:
32” of .015” Beadalon nylon-covered wire (a.k.a. Beading wire)
22" of Asst. small or medium size beads such as small seed beads, bugle beads and 4-6mm. beads

8 small beads w/lg. holes for ends, such as size 6 seed beads
2 Eyeglass holder findings or 2 large lobster clasps
(2) 2mm.x 2mm. crimp beads
Optional: (4) jump rings - 6mm outside diameter, 19-gauge (Susan’s #1 rings)

Week 3, 3/3/22: NCW Project #218, Asymmetrical, Multi-Strand Nylon-Covered Wire Necklace w/Donut Center

Asymmetrical Beaded Necklace with Stone Donut

Link to Asymmetrical Necklace  handout.

Link to Asymmetrical Necklace Zoom class recording.
Materials Needed:

2 yards .015” Beadalon nylon-covered wire (a.k.a. Beading wire)
Stone Donut or other large ring
About 12” of Size 10 or size 8 seed beads
27”- 30” Asst. beads w/holes large enough for 2 strands of wire
(10) 4mm. round beads or size 6 seed beads with holes large enough for 4 strands
(2) 2mm.x 2mm. crimp beads
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Wire flush cutters               
Medium (a.k.a. Standard) Crimping pliers
2 Bead Stopper Clips

Week 4, 3/10/22, Craft Wire Projects #18 & 19: Wire Looping for Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets on Head-pins & Wire

  Wire-Looped Necklace Craft Wire
Click here for Wire Looping on a Headpin handout.

Click here for Wire Looping with Craft Wire handout.

Link to recording of Wire Looping Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
Earrings:
2 head pins
2 earring wires
6" of 20-gauge wire
Beads
Necklace:
Clasp set
2 yards of 20-gauge wire
Asst. beads
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Nylon-jaw pliers

Week 5, 3/17/22, Craft Wire Project #14: Wire-Wrapped Necklace or Bracelet

Click here for Wire Wrapping handout.

Link to recording of Wire Wrapping Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
2 yds. of 24-gauge wire
Asst. beads, including some with small holes
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Nylon-jaw pliers

Week 6, 3/24/22, Chain Project #299, Chain, Rings & Beads Necklace, w/Bead Caps
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Craft Wire Project #22: Necklace of beads & chain connected with Wire Loops or Wire-Wrapping

Bead Caps, Chain, Metal Rings, Beads, Necklace

Click here for Chain, Rings & Beads Necklace handout.

Click here for Beads & Chain necklace handout.

Link to recording of Chain, Rings & Beads Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
Jump rings
2 to 4 ft. of chain
Asst. beads, including some w/small holes
2 yds. of 20-gauge wire
2 yds. of 24-gauge wire
closed rings
bead caps
Clasp set (optional)
Tools Needed:
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Heavy-duty flush cutter for chain OR Memory wire cutter
Nylon-jaw pliers

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Craft Wire Project #54: Chandelier earrings with top-drilled beads

Chandelier Earrings

Click here for Chandelier Earrings handout.

Materials Needed:
Top-drilled beads
26-gauge wire
24-gauge wire
20-gauge wire
4mm. beads or size 6 seed beads
2 earring wires
2 Chandelier findings
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters

Week 7, 3/31/22, Stretch Magic Project #382, Multi-Strand, Stretchy, Seed Bead Bracelet with Horn or Bone Spacers

Seed Bead Stretchy Bracelet with horn spacers
Seed Bead Bracelet with Horn or Bone Spacers handout.

Link to Zoom recording of Multi-Strand, Stretchy, Seed Bead Bracelet class.Materials Needed for 7” bracelet:
4 horn or bone spacers with 2-4 holes each (The number of holes in your spacers will be the number of strands in your bracelet)
60 size 6 seed beads for each strand (more for larger wrist, less for smaller)
56” of .7mm. Stretch Magic elastic cord
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
Bead Stopper Clip
Scissors
Ruler

Week 8, 4/7/22,  Macrame Project #210: Macrame Square Knot Bracelet with Center Beads & Slide Closure

Macrame Square knot bracelet with sliding closure
Click here for Macrame Bracelet handout.

Link to Macrame Bracelet Zoom class recording.

Materials Needed:
Waxed polyester or Superlon Tex 400 Cord
Asst. beads
G-S Hypo Cement
Clear nail polish
Tools Needed:
2 Bead Stopper Clips or tape
Chain-nose pliers
Knotting Tweezers (optional)
Ruler
Scissors
Clipboard

4/14/22, NO CLASS. SPRING BREAK

Week 9, 4/21/22, Cord Project #9: Necklace Strung on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips

  Knotted Necklace Pearl Knotting
Click here for Knotted Bead Cord Necklace handout
.

Click here to watch my YouTube video on Knotting.

Link to recording of Bead Cord Necklace Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
1 package nylon or silk Griffin bead cord
Asst. beads, including small beads for each end near clasp
2 clamshell bead tips
G-S Hypo Cement
2 tiny seed beads (#10 or 11)
1 clasp set
Tools Needed:
Round-nose pliers
Knotting Tweezers
Chain-nose pliers
Scissors

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Cord Project #12: 18” Knotted Necklace on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips
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Cord Project #13: Floating-Design Knotted Necklace on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips

Floating Design Knotted Necklace     

Materials Needed:
1 package nylon or silk Griffin bead cord
Asst. beads, including small beads for each end near clasp
2 clamshell bead tips
G-S Hypo Cement
2 tiny seed beads (#10 or 11)
1 clasp set
Tools Needed:
Round-nose pliers
Knotting Tweezers
Chain-nose pliers
Scissors

Week 10, 4/28/22, Cord Project #21, Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace

Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace

Click here for Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace handout.

Link to recording of Continuous Strand Necklace Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
1 package nylon or silk Griffin bead cord
About 24" of asst. beads
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
Bead Stopper Clip
Knotting Tweezers
Bead design board
Small Paper Clip
Scissors

Week 11, 5/5/22, NCW Project #213, Multi-Strand, Multi-Technique Bracelet with Slide-Lock Clasp

  Multi- Strand Multi-technique bracelet

Click here for Multi-Strand, Mixed Technique Bracelet handout.

Link to recording of Multi-Strand Bracelet Zoom class.

Materials Needed for 7" bracelet:
About 30" of asst. beads
30” of .018” Beadalon nylon-covered wire (a.k.a. beading wire)
7” of medium cable chain or rollo chain
(4) 2mm.x 2mm. crimp beads
(1) 4-strand slide-lock clasp
3 yards of 24-gauge wire
12 Head pins
Tools Needed:
2 Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Medium (a.k.a. Standard) Crimping pliers
Heavy-duty flush cutter for chain OR Memory wire cutter
Bead Stopper Clip
Ruler

Week 12, 5/12/22,   Bead Weaving Project #67, Large Bead, Loomed Bracelet w/Thick Cord, single or multi-wrap

Bead Loom Bracelet

Click here for Bead Loom Method handout.

Click here for Needle & Clipboard Method handout.

Link to Zoom recording of Loomed Bracelet class.

Materials Needed:
1mm. 1.5mm. or 2mm. cord (such as leather, cotton or polyester)
½” or ¾” Button with shank or 2 holes
10” scrap of string or cotton cord
Size D Thread: Fireline, Superlon or Power Pro
Beads: Choose 1 type of bead that is 4mm. to 6mm. wide OR About 21" of asst. beads with widths that singly or side-by-side equal the same width, up to about 6mm. wide. All beads must have holes large enough to fit 2 strands of thread
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
Bead Loom or clip board or macrame board
Chain-nose pliers
Size 10 Beading Needle
Ruler or measuring tape
Scissors

Week 13, 5/19/22, Chain Maille Project #55: 3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet

3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet

Click here for 3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet handout.

Link to Chain Maille Zoom class recording.

Materials Needed for Approx. 8” Bracelet:
(90 to 100) 18-gauge jump rings, 6mm. inner diameter (Susan's #2 rings)
(4) 19-gauge jump rings, 5mm. inner diameter (Susan's #1 rings)
1 Toggle clasp set
Tools Needed:
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Fleece Work Mat

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Chain Maille Project #348: 2-in-2 Chain Maille with Seed Beads

Seed Bead & Jump Ring Necklace Chain Maille Necklace

Click here for 2-in-2 Chain Maille Necklace with Seed Beads handout.

Materials Needed:
18-gauge jump rings, 6mm. inner diameter (Susan's #2 rings)
Size 8 seed beads
Toggle Clasp set
Tools Needed: 
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Fleece Work Mat

Week 14, 5/26/22, Cord Project #68, Leather Lariat Necklace

Leather Lariat Necklace with bead dangles
Click here for Leather Lariat handout.

Materials Needed:
3 yds. of 2mm. round, leather cord
6 foldover crimps
1 yd. 20-gauge &/or 2 yds. 24-gauge wire
About 18"-24" of asst. beads
12 head pins
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Scissors

Week 15, 6/2/22, Craft Wire Project #131, 4 Wire Ring Styles

3-stone crossover wire ring  adjustable wire ring

Wire ring  Thin wire ring

Click here for 3-Stone Crossover Ring handout.
Click here for Thin Wire Ring handout.
Click here for Stacked Button Wire Ring handout.
Click here for Adjustable Wire Ring handout.

Materials Needed:
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1) 8mm. round bead
2 matching 6mm. round or bicone beads
20-gauge wire
24-gauge wire
18-gauge wire
2 graduated size 2- or 4-hole buttons
Flat, oval stone or crystal
Tools Needed:
Wire flush cutters
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Nylon-jaw pliers
Ring mandrel

Week 16, 6/9/22, Bead Weaving Project #436, Loom Woven Cube Bead Bracelet With Graph Paper Pattern

Cube Bead Loom Woven Bracelet

Click here for Loom Woven Cube Bead Bracelet handout.

Materials Needed:
.8mm. cord: Superlon TEX 400 or waxed polyester
                 Single-Wrap: 66”, cut in two 33” lengths
                 Double-Wrap: 100”, cut in two 50” lengths
(129) 3.5mm. cube beads for a 7” single wrap bracelet – colors according to graphed design
(approx. 270) 3.5mm cube beads for double wrap bracelet
NOTE: You’ll need more beads if you want to make a longer bracelet
Fireline, Power Pro or Superlon Thread, size D
Single-Wrap: 2 ½ yards
Double-Wrap: 5 yards, cut into two, 2 ½ yard lengths
½” to 1” button, w/2 holes or shank large enough to fit 2 strands of cord
9” of scrap cord
G-S Hypo Cement (optional)
Graph paper
Colored markers or pencils
Tools Needed:
Bead loom
#10 beading needle
Scissors or thread nippers
Chain Nose pliers
Ruler
Screw driver might be needed to tighten wing nuts on loom

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